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Tenor and Bass Section Leader Positions - Larimer Chorale

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
The Larimer Chorale, Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks two accomplished choral musicians/solo vocalists to serve as
Tenor and Bass Section Leaders
 
Duties and responsibilities include:
  • provide singing leadership at all scheduled Tuesday evening rehearsals (approx. 35 services per concert season)
  • provide singing leadership at all scheduled dress rehearsals and concerts (approx. 15 services per concert season)
  • provide singing leadership at annual retreats (typically two per year, 2 services each)
  • lead sectional rehearsals as part of regular rehearsals
  • lead 1 independent sectional rehearsal per concert cycle, outside of regular rehearsals
  • provide coaching and encouragement for the individual members of the section
  • take attendance at rehearsals and communicate personnel issues with the Assistant Conductor
Desired qualifications/skills include:
  • a bachelor's degree in music or music education with vocal emphasis
  • piano proficiency for the leading of vocal warm-ups and sectional rehearsals
  • significant experience as a choral singer and solo singer
  • excellent sight reading and musicianship skills
  • flexibility in a variety of musical styles
  • willingness to collaborate as part of an artistic team
  • an energetic and positive personality with good communication skills
Remuneration:
  • $75.00/service (approximately $3,920 salary per concert season)
  • independent contractor position (9 or 12 month contract available)
The Larimer Chorale, Michael Todd Krueger, conductor and artistic director, is an auditioned "symphonic" chorus of 110 voices that presents four major concerts per year.  Concert programming is focused on choral/orchestral masterworks.  Recent repertoire has included: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, Beethoven's Mass in C Major, A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten and the Chichester Psalms of Leonard Bernstein.  Regular rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 pm (mid-August through mid-May) and each concert typically has two dress rehearsals the week of the performance. 
 
Successful candidates must be able to commit to the Chorale's 2014-2015 season calendar.  Future opportunities to direct the Chorale's new Biermeister Chorus may also develop.   
 
To apply for one of the positions please email a cover letter and résumé including three current professional references to michaeltoddkrueger@comcast.net .  Application deadline is July 15, 2014.  For more information about the Larimer Chorale, see www.larimerchorale.org